60 Sweet Wedding Cake Cutting Songs for Every Genre

We've got popular party hits, deep cuts and everything in between.
Samantha Iacia - The Knot wedding style expert
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Samantha Iacia
  • Samantha writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in wedding decor, trends, and fashion
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Updated Jun 16, 2023

Of all the to-dos on your wedding checklist, finding a good cake cutting song probably isn't one you've thought of (yet)—but that's why we're here. If you're incorporating this moment into your reception timeline, work with your vendors to pick the best cake cutting song that matches the rest of your wedding playlist. (Don't forget: You can find wedding DJs and live wedding bands on The Knot Marketplace.) Need some inspo before meeting with the pros? We've organized 60 of our favorite wedding cake cutting songs by genre to get you started.

In this article:

How to Choose a Wedding Cake Cutting Song

Before we divulge into our favorite wedding cake cutting songs of all time, brush up on these common FAQs.

What is the significance of cake cutting at a wedding?

Believe it or not, there's symbolism associated with cutting the first slice of cake at your wedding. Some believe the couple holding the knife together is a sign of their union and dual responsibility for marriage, while others believe that passing out slices of cake represents fertility and good health.

Do you play music during the cake cutting?

Many couples choose to play a cake cutting song while they slice the cake together, since it can help draw guests' attention to the dance floor (and keep the party going with some lively energy). Your DJ or emcee can also make an announcement before the cake cutting begins.

What kind of music should you play during your cake cutting?

Your cake cutting song should be lighthearted, a little bit romantic and upbeat to reflect the happy moment that everyone's been waiting for: dessert. If you can find a song that somehow ties in a reference to "sweet" or "sugar," that's even better, but it's not necessary.

A bride and groom laugh as they cut their wedding cake
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Country Cake Cutting Songs

Try one of these twangy tunes for your wedding cake song (and while you're at it, check out our top country wedding songs for the rest of the big day).

1. "All Your'n," by Tyler Childers

Lyrics you'll love: "So I'll love ya 'til my lungs give out/ I ain't lying/ I'm all your'n and you're all mine"

2. "Speechless," by Dan + Shay

Lyrics you'll love: "You already know that you're my weakness/ After all this time/ I'm just as nervous/ Every time you walk into the room/ I'm speechless"

3. "How Sweet It Is," by James Taylor

Lyrics you'll love: "I just want to stop and thank you, baby, hey now/ How sweet it is to be loved by you, oh, baby/ How sweet it is to be loved by you, yes it is"

4. "Head Over Boots," by Jon Pardi

Lyrics you'll love: "You're the one I want, you're the one I need/ Baby, if I was a king, ah, you would be my queen/ You're the rock in my roll/ You're good for my soul, it's true/ I'm head over boots for you"

5. "The Little Things," by Kelsea Ballerini

Lyrics you'll love: "It's when we're in a crowded room, put your hand on my back/ And waiting on me in the morning with my coffee black/ Back to the basics 'cause they're bigger than they seem, yeah/ Give me that typical, simple love, it's the little things"

6. "Sweetheart," by Thomas Rhett

Lyrics you'll love: "Yeah, you're sweet like chocolate/ Hot like sriracha/ Yeah, girl you got me right in your back pocket/ You're smooth like whiskey, fine like wine/ I love how you're making my blood sugar rise"

7. "This Kiss," by Faith Hill

Lyrics you'll love: "Cinderella said to Snow White/ How does love get so off course, oh/ All I wanted was a white knight/ With a good heart, soft touch, fast horse/ Ride me off into the sunset/ Baby, I'm forever yours"

8. "Today Was a Fairytale," by Taylor Swift

Lyrics you'll love: "But can you feel this magic in the air?/ It must have been the way you kissed me/ Fell in love when I saw you standing there/ It must have been the way/ Today was a fairytale"

9. "Sweet Thing," by Keith Urban

Lyrics you'll love: "Sweet thing/ The moon is high and the night is young Come on and meet me/ You know I need you/ And there's no way I'll be leaving/ 'Till we're kissing on the porch swing/ Oh my little sweet thing"

10. "Stuck Like Glue," by Sugarland

Lyrics you'll love: "There you go making my heart beat again/ Heart beat again, heart beat again/ There you go making me feel like a kid/ Won't you do it and do it one time/ There you go pulling me right back in/ Right back in, right back in/ And I know (I know)/ I'm never letting this go (never letting this go)"

11. "The Feels" by Maren Morris

Lyrics you'll love: "And it feels like love in the morning/ So good it's gonna burn through my body all day/ What can I say, hey/ You're giving me the feels, baby/ Head down to my heels, baby"

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12. "This Is It," by Scotty McCreery

Lyrics you'll love: "On top of the world, here, together/ Surrounded by our family and our friends/ If there ever was a time for a perfect kiss/ This is it/ Yeah, this is it"

Funny Cake Cutting Songs

Your cake cutting song is a great opportunity to show your guests that you aren't taking yourselves too seriously. Play one of these fan-favorite songs in the background to have guests singing along—or to set the stage for a celebratory cake smash.

13. "I Want Candy," by Aaron Carter

Lyrics you'll love: "Some day soon I'll make you mine/ Then I'll have candy all the time/ I want candy"

14. "Cake by the Ocean," by DNCE

Lyrics you'll love: "Talk to me, baby/ I'm going blind from this sweet-sweet craving/ Whoa-oh/ Let's lose our minds and go crazy crazy/ I keep on hoping we'll eat cake by the ocean"

15. "Cherry Pie," by Warrant

Lyrics you'll love: "She's my cherry pie/ Put a smile on your face/ Ten miles wide/ Looks so good/ Bring a tear to your eye/ Sweet cherry pie"

16. "Eat It," by Weird Al Yankovic

Lyrics you'll love: "Just eat it!/ Eat it!"

17. "Pour Some Sugar On Me," by Def Leppard

Lyrics you'll love: "Pour some sugar on me/ Ooh, in the name of love/ Pour some sugar on me/ C'mon, fire me up/ Pour your sugar on me/ I can't get enough"

18. "That's Amore," by Dean Martin

Lyrics you'll love: "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore/ That's amore/ When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine, that's amore/ That's amore"

19."Hit Me With Your Best Shot," by Pat Benatar

Lyrics you'll love: "Hit me with your best shot/ Why don't you hit me with your best shot/ Hit me with your best shot/ Fire away"

20. "ABC," by The Jackson 5

Lyrics you'll love: "A B C, It's easy as/ 1 2 3, as simple as/ Do re mi, A B C, 1 2 3/ Baby you and me girl"

Modern Cake Cutting Songs

From trending TikTok songs to Billboard hits, these modern cake cutting songs are full of good vibes and sweet lyrics.

21. "Sweet Creature," by Harry Styles

Lyrics you'll love: "Sweet creature, sweet creature/ Wherever I go, you bring me home/ Sweet creature, sweet creature/ When I run out of road, you bring me home"

22. "Juice," by Lizzo

Lyrics you'll love: "It ain't my fault that I'm out here getting loose/ Gotta blame it on the Goose/ Gotta blame it on my juice, baby"

23. "Sweet Nothing," by Taylor Swift

Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause they said the end is coming/ Everyone's up to something/ I find myself running home to your sweet nothings/ Outside, they're push and shoving/ You're in the kitchen humming/ All that you ever wanted from me was nothing"

24. "ily (i love you baby)," by Surf Mesa and Emilee

Lyrics you'll love: "I love you, baby/ And if it's quite alright/ I need you, baby/ To warm these lonely nights/ I love you, baby/ Trust in me when I say"

25. "Honey," by Kehlani

Lyrics you'll love: "All the pretty girls in the world/ But I'm in this space with you/ Colored out the lines/ I came to find, my fire was fate with you/ Heartache would stay with you/ Fly great escapes with you, oh"

26. "Dance The Night," by Dua Lipa

Lyrics you'll love: "Baby, you can find me under the lights/ Diamonds under my eyes/ Turn the rhythm up, don't you wanna just/ Come along for the ride?"

27. "Sucker," by Jonas Brothers

Lyrics you'll love: "I'm a sucker for you/ Say the word and I'll go anywhere blindly/ I'm a sucker for you, yeah/ Any road you take, you know that you'll find me"

28. "Mi sol," by Jesse & Joy

Lyrics you'll love: "Eres el regalo que nunca pedí/ La porción de cielo que no merecí/ Todos mis anhelos se han cumplido en ti/ Y no quiero perderte, no lo quiero así"

29. "Archie, Marry Me," by Alvvays

Lyrics you'll love: "During the summer, take me sailing out on the Atlantic/ I won't set my sights on other seas, there is no need to panic/ So honey take me by the hand and we can sign some papers/ Forget the invitations, floral arrangements and bread makers"

30. "I'm In Love With You," by The 1975

Lyrics you'll love: "I feel like I can loosen my lips (come on so strong)/ I can summarize it for you (ah)/ It's simple and it goes like this/ I'm in love with you, I-I-I-I"

31. "Sugar," by Maroon 5

Lyrics you'll love: "Yeah you show me good loving / Make it alright/ Need a little sweetness in my life/ Your sugar/ Yes, please/ Won't you come and put it down on me"

32. "Whole Lives," by Jake Scott

Lyrics you'll love: "And I know we've got our whole lives/ No ending this in sight/ Darling all I want to do/ Is be with you"

R&B Cake Cutting Songs

Whether you love classic Motown songs or '90s R&B, we've got you covered with these soulful cake cutting song options.

33. "Never Too Much," by Luther Vandross

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, my love/ A thousand kisses from you is never too much/ I just don't wanna stop/ Oh, my love/ A million days in your arms is never too much"

34. "Beyond'" by Leon Bridges

Lyrics you'll love: "I-I-I-I'm scared to death that she might be it/ That the love is real, that the shoe might fit/ She might just be my everything and beyond (beyond)/ Space and time in the afterlife/ Will she have my kids? Will she be my wife?/ She might just be my everything and beyond"

35. "Love on Top," by Beyoncé

Lyrics you'll love: "I can see the stars all the way from here/ Can't you see the glow on the window pane?/ I can feel the sun whenever you're near/ Every time you touch me, I just melt away"

36. "24K Magic," by Bruno Mars

Lyrics you'll love: "Tonight/ I just want to take you higher/ Throw your hands up in the sky/ Let's set this party off right"

37. "Every Kind Of Way," by H.E.R.

Lyrics you'll love: "I wanna love you in every kind of way/ I wanna please you, no matter how long it takes/ If the world should end tomorrow and we only have today/ I'm gonna love you in every kind of way"

38. "What a Wonderful World," by Louis Armstrong

Lyrics you'll love: "I see trees of green/ Red roses too/ I see them bloom/ For me and you/ And I think to myself/ What a wonderful world"

39. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," by Frankie Valli

Lyrics you'll love: "You're just too good to be true/ Can't take my eyes off of you/ You'd be like heaven to touch/ Oh, I want to hold you so much/ At long last love has arrived/ And I thank God I'm alive/ You're just too good to be true"

40. "Fantasy," by Mariah Carey

Lyrics you'll love: "When I close my eyes/ You come and you take me/ It's so deep in my daydreams/ But it's just a sweet, sweet fantasy baby"

41. "The Sweetest Love," by Robin Thicke

Lyrics you'll love: "I got the sweetest love, there ain't nothing sweeter/ I got the sweetest love, can't nothing beat it/ There ain't nothing sweeter"

42. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," by Four Tops

Lyrics you'll love: "Sugar pie, honey bunch/ You know that I love you/ I can't help myself/ I love you and nobody else"

43. "For Once In My Life," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics you'll love: "For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of/ Long before I knew/ Ooh, someone warm like you/ Would make my dreams come true/ Yeah, yeah, yeah (For once in my life)"

44. "By Your Side," by Sade

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, when you're cold/ I'll be there/ Hold you tight to me/ Oh, when you're low/ I'll be there/ By your side, baby"

45. "Sweetest Devotion," by Adele

Lyrics you'll love: "The sweetest devotion/ Hitting me like an explosion/ All of my life, I've been frozen/ The sweetest devotion I've known"

46. "Sugar, Sugar," by The Archies

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh sugar, pour a little sugar on it honey/ Pour a little sugar on it baby/ I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah"

A same-sex couple smiles for the camera while they cut their wedding cake
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Cake design: Josef's European Pastry Shop

Unique Cake Cutting Songs

Looking for options that are a little more unique? Try one of these under-the-radar songs to cut the wedding cake.

47. "Lay All Your Love On Me," by ABBA

Lyrics you'll love: "Don't go wasting your emotion/ Lay all your love on me/ Don't go sharing your devotion/ Lay all your love on me"

48. "dancing in the kitchen," by LANY

Lyrics you'll love: "I don't mind if this whole town goes up in flames/ As long as I got you with me, I'ma be okay/ Slide across the floor, I'm forever yours, yeah/ What you think? Pour another drink, put it on repeat"

49. "A Spoonful of Sugar," by Julie Andrews

Lyrics you'll love: "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down/ The medicine go down-wown/ The medicine go down/ Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down/ In a most delightful way"

50. "Sugar, We're Goin Down," by Fall Out Boy

Lyrics you'll love: "We're going down, down in an earlier round/ And Sugar, we're going down swinging"

51. "Good Looking," by Suki Waterhouse

Lyrics you'll love: "Tides thrash inside/ Baby, I'm high octane/ Fever in a shock wave/ My core vibrates in an opium haze/ Yet you think we're the same"

52. "Something Just Like This," by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

Lyrics you'll love: "I'm not looking for somebody/ With some superhuman gifts/ Some superhero/ Some fairytale bliss/ Just something I can turn to/ Somebody I can kiss"

53. "Just Like Heaven," by The Cure

Lyrics you'll love: "Show me how you do it/ And I promise you, I promise that/ I'll run away with you/ I'll run away with you"

54. "I Can't Get Enough," by Benny Blanco, J Balvin, Tainy and Selena Gomez

Lyrics you'll love: "Yeah, I can't get enough of your love/ Give me some more, I love it/ I can't get enough"

55. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," by Eurythmics

Lyrics you'll love: "Sweet dreams are made of this/ Who am I to disagree?"

56. "Real Love Baby," by Father John Misty

Lyrics you'll love: "Our hearts/ Are free/ So tell me what's wrong with the feeling/ I'm a flower, you're my bee"

57. "Lovefool," by The Cardigans

Lyrics you'll love: "Love me love me/ Say that you love me/ Leave me leave me/ Just say that you need me/ I can't care 'bout anything but you"

58. "CUFF IT," by Beyoncé

Lyrics you'll love: "Bet you you'll see far/ Bet you you'll see stars/ Bet you you'll elevate/ Bet you you'll meet God/ 'Cause I feel like fallin' in love"

59. "Electric Love," by BØRNS

Lyrics you'll love: "Baby, you're like lightning in a bottle/ I can't let you go now that I got it/ And all I need is to be struck/ By your electric love"

60. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," by Queen

Lyrics you'll love: "There goes my baby/ She knows how to rock-n-roll/ She drives me crazy/ She gives me hot and cold fever/ She leaves me in a cool, cool sweat"

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